When we first heard about smartphone apps of constitutions, it’s fair to say that we were a little sceptical. Who would use their precious data allowance to download an app that made it easier to search through a dry legal document? Well, in the case of Nigeria the answer is ‘more than half a million […]
Back in 2011, we awarded a grant to Tactical Tech to enable them to support human rights activists to make more effective use of technology in their work. Since that time, they’ve been involved in a number of exciting developments. I recently caught up with Becky at Tactical Tech who gave me an update on […]
Zimbabwe’s tech scene is still very much in its infancy, partly inhibited by lack of support for entrepreneurs and most citizens needing to prioritise more immediate income generation. However, there is huge potential in this space with a highly educated population and some extremely enthusiastic individuals who are driving things forward.
The text of this article has kindly been submitted by Danny Lurie, Founder and Director of Hillside Digital. The Hillside Digital Trust is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £10,074.92 from the Indigo Trust in support of the Hillside Digital Trust’s implementation of Sony and FIFA’s Siyakhona Media Studio at […]
March was another exciting month for ICT and mobile developments in Africa. Here’s our monthly round-up of highlights ranging from Kenya’s elections to diplomatic Twitter rows in Nigeria! Enjoy…
In April last year, we announced that we had awarded a grant to Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to allow them to develop and trial an SMS referral system aimed at providing young people with better access to sexual health services. The idea was that patients would visit an informal drug store in their village, […]
Academia Secundaria is a student information and resource management system designed for schools to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve management and administration designed by a team in Cameroon. The system is designed to be used by secondary schools, professional institutions and small universities. It allows school administrators to track student achievement and provide academic […]
This is the first in a mini-series of posts that will examine some of the lessons we have learnt from our funding of specific areas within our broader mission of using ICT to spur social innovation and change in Africa. The area in question today is agriculture.
With the world’s attention focused on Kenya’s recent elections, it would be easy to overlook many other issues facing the country. In the last ten years, the country has witnessed a series of reforms aimed at improving access to clean, safe water. Water Action Groups (WAGs), meanwhile, have attempted to get citizens actively engaged in […]